Jews Queers Germans

by Martin Duberman
Jews Queers Germans

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Set in a time when many men in the upper classes in Europe were closeted gay, Jews Queers Germans revolves around three men: Prince Philipp von Eulenburg, Kaiser Wilhelm II's closest friend who becomes the subject of a 1907 trial for homosexuality; Magnus Hirschfeld, a famed Jewish sexologist; and Harry Kessler, a leading proponent of modernism, whose famous diaries allude to his own homosexuality. The central theme is the gay life of a very upper crust intellectual milieu that had a real impact on the major political upheavals that would shape the modern world.
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Set in a time when many men in the upper classes in Europe were closeted gay, Jews Queers Germans revolves around three men: Prince Philipp von Eulenburg, Kaiser Wilhelm II's closest friend who becomes the subject of a 1907 trial for homosexuality; Magnus Hirschfeld, a famed Jewish sexologist; and Harry Kessler, a leading proponent of modernism, whose famous diaries allude to his own homosexuality. The central theme is the gay life of a very upper crust intellectual milieu that had a real impact on the major political upheavals that would shape the modern world.

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